Adidas recently made headlines by announcing their “adizero NBA short sleeve uniform system” that the Golden State Warriors will wear during three home games throughout the rest of this season. Here’s what was said in the press release,
Adidas, the uniform-provider of the NBA, says the jerseys feature “the first-ever super lightweight stretch woven short with maximum ventilation for player comfort. The jersey includes armhole insets with 360-degree stretch fabric that facilitates free range of motion for the arms and shoulders.”
At first the jersey looks like nothing more than a compression shirt that has a V-Neck to it. It looks cool when worn and it is an improvement of Dwight’s jersey from the dunk contest a few years ago.
The Warriors owners immediately fell in love with the idea and jumped on it via this article by Marcus Thompson II at the Mercury News. In the article Adidas described the “uniform system”,
“The uniforms are 26 percent lighter than their traditional counterparts, which Adidas said its research revealed was most important to players. They come with the ever-popular moisture-absorbing feature. The sleeves are made with stretch fabric that wraps 360 degrees around the shoulder to ensure full range of motion, because anyone who has played basketball knows how a T-shirt’s sleeve can interfere with a jumper.”
At the end of the press release is this paragraph,
Adidas hopes to unveil similar short-sleeve jerseys for other NBA teams next season.
What do you think about these new short sleeve jerseys? Are they an idea that the Lakers need to look into? Sound off below!